Jan Sardi

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Jan Vittorio Sardi AO (born 1953)[1] is an Australian screenwriter. In 1997, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay), for Shine. He wrote and directed the 2004 film Love's Brother. He adapted the novel by Nicholas Sparks for The Notebook (2004).[2] Sardi also adapted Li Cunxin's memoir for the film Mao's Last Dancer (2009)[3] and the mini-series The Secret River (co-written with Mac Gudgeon), based on the novel by Kate Grenville.


  1. ^ "Jan Sardi". AustLit. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Jan Sardi". Melbourne Writers Festival. Archived from the original on 2 January 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  3. ^ "A Selection of Top Grossing Australian Screen Writers" (PDF). Screen Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.

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